Homoparadox

Every gay person comes from a man-and-woman relationship - a heterosexual couple. By promoting homosexual relations they immanently act against themselves.

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Not every gay person.

Not every gay person. Presumably a few were born from artificial insemination, or rape. Besides, this only holds if they go back in time and promote homosexuality to their parents. Otherwise promoting homosexuality, insofar as it even works, actually works in their favor by increasing their pool of potential sex partners.

"Promoting"

Of course, it also depends on what is meant by promoting. If by promoting one means recruiting, of course this holds true, unless (a) this just leads to more bisexuals (who continue to have heterosexual relations and to further the species) or (b) institutions arise to prevent future problems (e.g., men donating sperm to their sisters' girlfriends/wives to produce genetically-related "children" for the sister, or women being surrogates for their brothers and their brothers' partners).*

Of course, if promoting simply means advancing the idea that gays and lesbians should be free from government regulation/discrimination on the basis of their sexual orientation, and that people who are gay should be free to be open about it without fearing violence, then heterosexual relations will do fine in continuing the human species.

* All of this, of course, assumes that such recruiting would be successful, or at least successful enough to pose population problems. One might also note that, given the number of children in the foster system, declines in the birth rate (and promotion of adoption) might not be all that bad.

Not every gay person

Not every gay person. Presumably a few were born from artificial insemination, or rape.

Fine, Brandon, not EVERY gay person comes from a man-and-woman love.

I excluded the exceptions to put the message through.

Vast majority of humans are conceived in a conscious sexual intercourse between a man and a woman. By promoting homosexuality (also by trying to convince the society that it is as good or better than naturally predominant pairing) one acts towards reduction in the overall number of births which inevitably results also in a reduced number of births of homosexual individuals (assuming a constant ratio...).

Besides, this only holds if they go back in time and promote homosexuality to their parents. Otherwise promoting homosexuality, insofar as it even works, actually works in their favor by increasing their pool of potential sex partners.

One doesn't have to go back in time, if one regards a potential new born gay or lesbian as a more sophisticated individual (we are talking about those who promote this, it is a very important assumption, I'll come back to this later), they reduce its chance of being born. Ask your gay friend born from a mother and a father if he would like one or both of his parents to have been propagandized this way before he was born, without knowing if this would have an effect or not. Assuming it wouldn't work anyway can be justified only if homosexual tendencies where purely inherent. But this is not the case. There are many people changing their orientation through depravation, especially young people, people with difficult family backgrounds, etc.

My next blog post will touch on it further, on a slightly less abstract manner. Just as a hint I'll reveal that it is useful to define 'homosexual' as not necessarily the same as 'gay'. In other words, not every 'homosexual' is a 'gay'. People of such orientation have always existed, and that's their personal freedom to do whatever they want with their lives, but the gay thing is relatively new, and it is more a social (ideological) movement (lobby, fighting for special rights, imposing their sexual preferences to others) than anything else.

Masturbation

Nukunim,

Every time that you masturbate, are you immanently acting against yourself?

Is support of abortion rights a paradox? By opposing restrictions on abortion, is one immanently acting against oneself?

By promoting homosexuality (also by trying to convince the society that it is as good or better than naturally predominant pairing) one acts towards reduction in the overall number of births which inevitably results also in a reduced number of births of homosexual individuals (assuming a constant ratio...).

Is the goal of life to produce as many copies of myself as possible? That may or may not be the functional goal of my genes, but must it be my goal as well?

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Micha,

you missed the point.

Is the goal of life to produce as many copies of myself as possible? That may or may not be the functional goal of my genes, but must it be my goal as well?

Of course it doesn't have to be your goal, I clearly said :

(...) People of such orientation have always existed, and that's their personal freedom to do whatever they want with their lives (...)

What I am discussing here is the promotion of certain behaviors, that's even in the fragment you quote, so you just misunderstood. I'm talking about active promotion, about trying to influence people with those ideas. I don't see the point in convincing people that 'homosexuality is cool', just as I don't see the point in convincing people that 'atheism is cool', running campaigns, parades, etc. (this I even consider a violation of my personal freedom, I may not like to watch or I may not like my children to watch a public manifestation of homosexuality or atheism). I have nothing against atheists though. And I assure you, I have many homosexual friends and many atheist friends, but this has nothing to do with the problem I'm discussing.

By the way, I would also oppose the manifestation of oral sex fans as a violation of freedom of individuals who find it repulsive (even if I was a fan myself!).

Is support of abortion rights a paradox? By opposing restrictions on abortion, is one immanently acting against oneself?

It obviously is a paradox in a sense. I will tell you something shocking: among abortion rights promoters are only those who can never become its victims! It is easy to be a promoter of abortion when it can never ever reach you. What a disgusting hypocrisy, isn't it?

Lastly,

Every time that you masturbate, are you immanently acting against yourself?

I was talking about relationships, not masturbation. This question/example is not relevant.
However, once you asked I don't mind saying my opinion. Personally, I think you do act against yourself when masturbating, you act against your soul, but that's a matter of faith (beliefs), and not a rational discussion, and has relatively little to do with sociological aspects, I therefore avoid such problems on this blog.

Soon I will post some more about these controversies.